HPE Nimble Storage CS1000H Hybrid Dual Controller

The HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays is a hybrid flash array for mixed, primary workloads where cost-efficient flash performance is important. It can also serve as a secondary flash array for backup and disaster recovery (DR) while allowing you to put your backup data to work.


HPE Nimble Storage CS1000H Hybrid Dual Controller

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HPE Nimble Storage CS1000H Hybrid Dual Controller Features

What's new

  • Inline variable block deduplication and compression for increased data reduction.
  • Performance up to 65% or more faster than previous HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive arrays.
  • Up to 200% or more price-performance improvement than previous HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash arrays.
  • Secondary flash storage functionality for backup and disaster recovery (DR) workloads.

Predictive Analytics

The HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays automatically predicts and resolves 86% of problems before you even know there is an issue.

  • Transforms the support experience through predictive automation and Level 3-only support.
  • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack and resolves problems beyond just storage.
  • Simplifies planning with prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements.
  • Makes infrastructure smarter and more reliable by learning from the installed base.

Radical Simplicity

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays are simple to deploy configure and manage.

  • Deploy flash on-premise, or in the public cloud through common data services across the HPE Nimble Storage family.
  • Seamlessly migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage.
  • Our timeless storage is your assurance of business value, no worries today, no worries tomorrow.
  • Radically easy to integrate with many ecosystems and has deep integration with VMware®, Microsoft® applications, Oracle®, Veeam, and others.

Flash Performance for Mixed and Mainstream Workloads

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays have speed and efficiency for mixed workloads with sub-millisecond response and greater efficiency than other hybrid arrays.

  • Write to cost-optimized disk at flash speeds through write serialization.
  • Dynamic flash caching accelerates reads even as workloads change in real time.
  • Assigns and changes the service level of any volume at the click of a button ("Auto Flash", "All Flash", or "Minimal Flash").
  • Always-on data reduction delivers up to 5X space savings without a performance penalty.

Put Your Backup Data to Work

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays have secondary storage that does real work: flash performance lets you use your backup data for development/test, QA, analytics, and more.

  • Reduces the need for full backups since native application-consistent snapshots and replication plus integration with leading backup software. Speeds synthetic full backups from hours to minutes.
  • 99.9999% (six-nines) guaranteed availability. Triple+ Parity RAID tolerates 3 simultaneous drive failures plus additional protection through intra-drive parity.
  • Application-granular, FIPS-certified encryption provides secure over-the-wire protection. Enhanced data shredding is built-in.
  • Built-in application-consistent snapshots and replication. Integration with leading backup software. Deep integration with Veeam availability software.

HPE Nimble Storage CS1000H Hybrid Dual Controller Technical Specifications

Feature Specification
  • Up to 1,198 TB Raw
  • Up to 952 TB Usable
  • Up to 1,905 TB Effective (assuming two to one data reduction ratio)
  • Max capacity with expansion.
Drive description LFF SAS HDDs: 1TB drives supported only
Enclosures (6) Maximum, Expansion Shelves supported
Maximum drives per enclosure 21 HDDs (11 HDDs for HF20H) and Flash Cache per HF-Series base array plus HF-Series Expansion Shelf.
Host interface Onboard 1 GbE/10GbE iSCSI (4) Ports and Optional 1 GbE iSCSI (8) Ports or 10 GbE iSCSI (8) Ports or 16 Gb/8 Gb Fibre Channel (8) Ports Depending on configuration.
Storage controller Redundant storage controllers
Availability features Triple+ Parity RAID for data protection (Triple drive parity plus intra-drive parity). 99.9999% guaranteed availability. Redundant HW/SW design - no single points of failure.
Compatible operating systems
  • Microsoft Windows® Server
  • VMware ESXi®
  • SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • Ubuntu Server Edition LTS
  • Oracle Linux
  • Oracle Solaris®
  • Citrix® XenServer®

For the latest information on supported operating systems refer to Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK) for HPE Storage Products (SPOCK): https://www.hpe.com/storage/spock

Minimum dimensions (W x D x H) 17.58 x 43.9 x 89 cm
Weight 41 kg
Warranty HPE Nimble Storage arrays come with the following warranties: 1-year, parts-only warranty for hardware components and 90 day software updates for defects. Additionally, HPE will provide phone support for replacing a defective part. Additional support coverage is required for HPE Nimble Storage arrays. NOTE: For hardware warranty claims, defective part must be received before replacement parts are shipped.

The Nexstor Approach

For over 15 years Nexstor has architected, implemented and supported best of breed data platforms which house the critical information that powers your business. 


Unlike many EMC SAN storage providers in the market, we hold major accreditations with all the major vendors, rather than cosying up to just one. This gives us the greatest possible flexibility when it comes to architecting the right solution for our customers.


Our team of solution consultants have your back from the moment they engage, right through to support you in life. From single site environment refreshes to multi-site disaster recovery solutions, our experience and expertise can cover all scenarios.


Our solutions are architected with every component in the stack carefully considered. From the user level down through the network, hypervisor, server and storage layers, we ensure each element is working in harmony with the next.

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